« Last post by stevea on Today at 01:49:00 PM »
As you know, the majority of the harder routes there overhang, and you already mentioned no overhangs. I assume that your going to solo, dropping a top rope. Since most routes angle one way or the other, if you come off early, you may be hanging way out from the face, unless you pre-place gear, and clip the rope in.
The only way you could set-up Cro-Magnon, is by placing a lot of gear, in the crack, which obviously slants quite a bit. You can place multiple BOMBER pieces, about 15 feet off the huge ledge, in the corner, above Cro-Mag. Setting up your top-rope from there reduces rope stretch, and the anchors are bomber, ( in the corner crack).
It would be difficult to place gear while rapping off from there, but not impossible, since you could put a ton of gear in that crack.
Perhaps taking a daisy chain along might be a good idea, since you could hang on a few pieces, to take a rest, on the way down.
Why don't you post on Mountain Project, and look for a partner? I did a few 1st ascents there solo, 50 years ago, but there weren't many climbers back then to connect with. You might have good luck in these times.